Fiche Film
COURT Métrage | 2007
Pays concerné : États-Unis
Durée : 7 minutes
Type : fiction


Un court métrage de Véronique N. Doumbé


« Luggage » tells the story of Sade, an African woman who, after many years of living in New York City, decides to visit her family back home.
The news of her imminent arrival spreads like wildfire, and Sade finds herself besieged by requests for gifts.

To make matters worse, post-9/11 airport security is less than sympathetic to the plight of the challenged traveler …

Cast & Crew
Written and Directed, Produced and Edited: Véronique N. Doumbé

Sade___ Samia Akudo
Irate Lady___ Patricia Rampolla
Daughter___ Khadijah Franklin
Safety Patrol___ Rachael Jones, Eny Hanson
Airline agent___ Genia Morgan
Security officer___ Wanda Carrie

Director of Photography: Sergei Franklin

« Luggage », Véronique N. Doumbé’s first attempt to fiction was released in 2007. This 7 minute film had its World Premiere at the Short Film Corner at the Cannes Film Festival 2007 (May) and its US Premiere at the Urban World Vibe Film Festival in New York City (June). The film was awarded:

* The Deffie Award for Best Short HDFest 2007 (Runner Up)

* Honorable Mention at the Pen and Brush « Hands, Heads, Hearts », a Juried Exhibition for Women of African Descent (2008)
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